Ancestors Legacy Reviews

Ancestors Legacy is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
T.J. Hafer
Top Critic
7.7 / 10.0
May 31, 2018

More often than not, Ancestors Legacy showed me a good time watching my berserkers, Teutonic knights, and Slavic tribesmen hack their way through forests, marshes, and the occasional open field. The weakness in the core infantry combat, which tilts a bit too much away from quick, tactical thinking and into correctly guessing how the enemy line will be arranged, was the main issue that kept me from really coming to love it. Historical inaccuracies aside, though, it scratched my itch for a traditional RTS in a way that will probably keep me coming back.

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7 / 10
Aug 23, 2019

If you really, really have to play an RTS on console then you could do a lot worse than Ancestors Legacy. Well thought out controls, appealing visuals, and a solid multiplayer make for a reliable RTS experience. You might never feel compelled to reach the conclusion of the samey single-player campaign but you will delight in just having one more go at flanking your pal's Teutonic Knights with your Hurscarl Warriors.

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8 / 10.0
May 28, 2018

Ancestors Legacy is not for every player that loves the RTS genre because it lacks the depth and complexity of its kind, but at the same time will enchant newcomers to the style thanks to its simplicity, great and tactic encounters, atractive campaigns, marvelous aesthetics and an atmospheric soundtrack.

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Chris Wray
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2019

Ancestors Legacy is a genuinely good console strategy title, with Destructive Creations having ported the game over well with improvements to UI and controls to make it as playable as possible on a gamepad. As for the game itself, while simplistic compared to other strategy titles, it offers a great jumping-in point for those new to the genre. Even those familiar will find something enjoyable within, with a well-balanced (albeit small) roster of factions supports a strong multiplayer, even a decent, albeit repetitive campaign.

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8 / 10
Aug 13, 2019

Ancestors Legacy makes a comfortable transition to console, serving up an RTS experience that plays superbly and looks the part. Minor technical issues and a moderately cluttered UI do little to detract from the overall action, which is strong across all of the release's main modes.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2019

Providing an evocative look back at some of history's most visceral pre-modern battles and conflicts, Ancestors Legacy is a superb PS4 RTS that fans of the genre shouldn't miss out on.

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79 / 100
May 31, 2018

Despite the names of real historical figures and the armies of real nations, this is not a "historically accurate" game. It's a badass strategy simulator, one with deep gameplay and that glorifies what is maybe one of the most gnarly periods of human history.

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Generación Xbox
Javi Striker
Top Critic
7.3 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2020

Ancestors Legacy is a good strategy title that has a quite acceptable technical section in consoles and with a playability that reminds a lot to its big brothers but that simplifies it to make the games look more agile and fast.

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7 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2019

If you're looking for a beefy console RTS experience that's inspired by real events and oozing violence out of every bloody orifice, then look no further than Ancestors Legacy. It may not be the perfect experience, but it's shockingly solid, especially when you consider the design hurdles that the development team must have been facing. This is the perfect entry-point for anyone who's been curious about real time strategy, when armed with only a Dualshock.

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Sybastian Purtak
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
May 22, 2018

Ancestors: Legacy is a strategy game full of technical issues that can totally spoil the whole experience. And yet, Destructive Creations managed to to create an interesting and fun game that's not notorious for being forcibly edgy and controversial. It is simply a good, middle-of-the-road game that offers a reasonable amount of fun.

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7.5 / 10.0
May 27, 2018

Ancestors Legacy will not achieve its place in the mainstream, but the developer should be proud. They have made an insteresting strategy game with great atmosphere and good gameplay.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2020

While Ancestors Legacy might not live up to every expectation, it still is a good real-time strategy game. With an interesting story, great battles, and diverse levels, gamers looking for a solid RTS on the Switch should undoubtedly check out Ancestors Legacy.

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4 / 5.0
Sep 1, 2019

Ancestors Legacy is a fun and content-packed historical RTS with great tactical squad-based combat and engaging single-player campaigns.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2018

Dark as hell, Ancestors Legacy is a good RTS.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 23, 2020

The controls are excellently adapted to a controller, and bring up relatively few issues in terms of unit control. I do wish the core design allowed for more diversity in terms of unit production and strategy, but that hasn't kept me from having some great matches. While some of these issues are inherent to the game while others are exclusive to the Switch version, none of them kept me from enjoying my time with it. Ancestors Legacy isn't perfect, but it just might be the best RTS experience on Switch.

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78 / 100
Sep 28, 2019

Although it has some technical problems and mainly flaws in artificial intelligence, Ancestors Legacy is a good RTS game. Even though the campaigns offered are not very attractive, the other game modes are very entertaining and make good use of the controls that have been adapted to the consoles in an excellent way.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 1, 2018

Unique RTS with great graphics, soundrack and some inovations. However suffered by poor balance and frustrating gameplay.

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Amir Ali Ghobadian
Top Critic
8 / 10
May 31, 2018

Ancestors Legacy could have been a revolution in RTS genre if not for its extreme lack of content. Yet, a very deep gameplay mixed with superior animations and great AI make it one of the best RTS titles available on the market.

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6.8 / 10.0
Aug 20, 2019

I eventually enjoyed Ancestors Legacy but I wanted to quit many times within my first 20 hours and that's not a good sign.

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Unscored
Oct 26, 2019

Background plot, strategy and good control are the main ingredients of Ancestors Legacy. A game that will be entertaining for you thanks to the dynamic and spectacular combat. If you are also enthusiasts of the Middle Ages it will be a game made for you.

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